Newfoundlander just arriving in the city after finishing my
Master's in Ottawa. I'm usually pretty laid back and go with the
flow. Flexibility is key. I have a great sense of humour, though
I'm not easily offended so this sense of humour can sometimes land
me in hot water haha. Also a bit high strung on occasion, I am not
very good at the whole patience thing. Definitely a bit of a
Confident, intellectual, outgoing and forward. I have a thing for
minority politics (usually of the ethnic sort) and languages. I
love history and politics generally though-- the more contentious
I would say I am very very curious. I have a constant desire to
learn new things and illuminate those aspects of
life/history/whatever that I don't entirely understand. If
something comes up that I don't know the answer to, I have to
immediately figure it out-- thank Gd for smartphones!
What I’m doing with my life
Just finished my Masters in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
in Ottawa. New to the city, hopefully going to get a job gainfully
employed in a field related to my degree or working for an NGO that
would facilitate my desire to travel more extensively and become a
career. Otherwise I'll head off for a PhD. Academia and learning is
pretty cool beans, but I haven't quite decided that's where I want
to be just yet.
I’m really good at
Picking up languages, writing (of the academic sort, I'm actually
terrible at creative writing), making politically incorrect jokes,
and Mass Effect. Also procrastination, but who isn't awesome at
Diffusing tense situations with humour, and generally making people
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes... or my off-beat sense of humour.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Battlestar Galactica, The
Walking Dead, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law and Order:
SVU, Adventure Time, South Park, Summer Heights High, Beverly Hills
90210, Ally McBeal, Game of Thrones
Music: Taylor Swift, Alanis Morissette, Matchbox 20, Harel Skaat,
Christina Aguilera, Jewel, Of Monsters and Men, Owl City, Dima
Bilan, Chen Aharoni, Azaelia Banks, Goo Goo Dolls, Beirut, Michael
Movies: Mean Girls, Heathers, Star Wars, Munich, The Kingdom, Ken
Burns' The Civil War (do documentaries count as movies?), Titanic,
Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Idi i Smotri, Jurassic
Food: Good lord... basically all food. I'm despise mushrooms and
mustard, and am not a huge olive fan, but other than that I'm
flexible. I love Indian food, vindaoloos are a favourite-- the
spicier the better. Also kebab, I cannot resist good kebab and it
is a serious addiction.
The six things I could never do without
My phone (yes, I am sadly one of those people)
My daily news fix
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Peace in the Middle East and many other things beyond my control...
I'm a tad neurotic like that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Picking away on my mandolin... indulging in some wine, or one of a
zillion different things, often involving a pint and a pretty
awesome person or group of people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a some might say (and have said...) unhealthy obsession with
T-Swizzle. It's not that I'm a stalker or anything... I just think
we would be best friends, and am willing to go to great lengths to
get the chance to prove that she belongs with me. Get it??!
You should message me if
You saw anything here that caught your eye (or even managed to get
through my rambling), have something interesting to say, or want to
try starting something! Always up to meet someone who can show me
around the big city. Doesn't hurt if you have a cute smile, either